Friday’s editorial is a slightly updated version of the frustrations vented last week about the inept response to the state’s hacking scandal.
Our focus for the past couple of weeks has largely been on Tuesday’s election, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the other enormous story that’s hit our state: the unprecedented breach of state tax data. The massive scandal exposed millions of taxpayers’ information to an unidentified foreign hacker, who authorities have little chance of catching. But as frustrating and disturbing as the crime itself is, the bungled response and unfortunate communication decisions by Gov. Nikki Haley and others in charge have only exacerbated the issue and multiplied that frustration.